Academy of Art University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$20,952

4.55% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$29,301

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.3%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

12,608

59.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

34.1%

322 Graduates

About

Academy of Art University is a higher education institution located in San Francisco County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Academy of Art University were Fashion & Apparel Design (160 degrees awarded), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (147 degrees), and Illustration (116 degrees).

In 2016, 2,427 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Academy of Art University. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (496 degrees), 1.22 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (407 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Academy of Art University is $20,952, which is $6,981 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Academy of Art University is $20,952, which is $6,981 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,301.

In 2016, 44% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$20,952

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Academy of Art University was $20,952. The cost of tuition at Academy of Art University is $6,981 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$29,301

2016 Value

1.48%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Academy of Art University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,301. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Academy of Art University grew by 1.48%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,390

Room and Board

$1,764

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Academy of Art University was of $13,390 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,764. The cost of room and board increased by 4.39% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.03% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

44%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

44% of undergraduate students at Academy of Art University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 4.35% with respect to 2015, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.3%

2015 Default Rate

244

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Academy of Art University was 5.3%, which represents 244 out of the 4602 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Academy of Art University received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 12,608 students enrolled at Academy of Art University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Academy of Art University has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Academy of Art University in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Academy of Art University has a total enrollment of 12,608 students. The full-time enrollment at Academy of Art University is 7,480 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,128. This means that 59.3% of students enrolled at Academy of Art University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Academy of Art University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18.8% White, 9.46% Hispanic or Latino, 6.25% Black or African American, 6.19% Asian, 2.39% Two or More Races, 0.571% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.444% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Academy of Art University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (8.35%), followed by White Male (7.21%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.24%), followed by White Male (3.69%) and Asian Female (2.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Academy of Art University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,608 students. The full-time enrollment at Academy of Art University is 7,480 and the part-time enrollment is 5,128. This means that 59.3% of students enrolled at Academy of Art University are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Academy of Art University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Academy of Art University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,376

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,193

  3. Black or African American

    788

The enrolled student population at Academy of Art University is 18.8% White, 9.46% Hispanic or Latino, 6.25% Black or African American, 6.19% Asian, 2.39% Two or More Races, 0.571% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.444% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2,333 students (18.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 489 more women than men received degrees from Academy of Art University. The majority of degree recipients at Academy of Art University are white (496 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (407 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Academy of Art University is Fashion & Apparel Design (160 degrees awarded), followed by Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects (147 degrees) and Illustration (116 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Academy of Art University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (279 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,643 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (71 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Academy of Art University are Software developers, applications & systems software (444,181 people), Miscellaneous managers (335,386 people), Designers (246,993 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (174,217 people), and Other Computer Occupations (131,651 people).

The most specialized majors at Academy of Art University are Communication Technologies (279 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,643 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (71 degrees), Communications (210 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (175 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Academy of Art University are Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dental hygienists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Academy of Art University are Communication Technologies (279 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,643 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (71 degrees), Communications (210 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (175 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Academy of Art University are Computer Systems Design (594,800 people), Elementary & secondary schools (341,404 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (290,044 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (200,491 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (171,424 people).

The most specialized majors at Academy of Art University are Communication Technologies (279 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (1,643 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (71 degrees), Communications (210 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (175 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Academy of Art University.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Academy of Art University was Fashion & Apparel Design with 160 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 969

  2. 1,458

In 2016, 969 degrees were awarded to men at Academy of Art University, which is 0.665 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,458).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Academy of Art University in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, & Special Effects, which is 1.13 times more than the 131 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 294 degrees were awarded to women at Academy of Art University in Fashion & Apparel Design, which is 8.17 times more than the 36 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

31%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 5% of students graduating from Academy of Art University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (62.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Academy of Art University is Female and Asian (62.1% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 37.3% of graduates (120 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    496 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    407 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    197 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Academy of Art University is white (496 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (407 degrees).

16.8% of degree recipients (407 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    306 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    190 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Academy of Art University is white female (306 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (190 degrees).

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Operations

Academy of Art University has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $30.1k (N/A%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, Academy of Art University had a total expenditure of $295M. Of that $295M, they spent $103M on salaries and $295M on benefits.

Academy of Art University employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Academy of Art University are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Academy of Art University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 199 employees, Management, with 136 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 134 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

Academy of Art University has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Academy of Art University stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Academy of Art University received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$103M

Salary Expenditure

$295M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Academy of Art University had a total expenditure of $295M. Of that $295M, they spent $103M on salaries and $295M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Academy of Art University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$103M

2015 Salaries

0.932%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Academy of Art University paid a median of $103M in salaries, which represents 34.9% of their overall expenditure ($295M) and a 0.932% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.2M

Instructional Salaries

287

Number of Employees

In 2015, Academy of Art University paid a total of $25.2M to 287 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

199 Employees

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In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Academy of Art University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 199 employees; Management with 136 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 134 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

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  2. N/A

  3. N/A

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